switch angle

switch angle

[′swich ‚aŋ·gəl]
(civil engineering)
The angle between the switch and stock rails of a railroad track, measured at the point of juncture between the gage lines.
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When the liquid level changes, the switch angle tilts and a signal is generated which can be used to operate a pump, actuate a valve or trigger an alarm.
r h d He will try to beat Froch to the punch, feint and switch angles.